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nelly moser

Posted: 11/06/2015 at 08:59

Our Clematis Comtesse de Bouchaud has just started flowering but the leaves near the bottom are all going browny purple and dying. I admit I forgot to feed it this Spring ... is it too late to feed now? 

Favourite gardening activity

Posted: 11/06/2015 at 08:56

Dead-heading. I find it very therapeutic

WHY IS MY PEONY PLANT NOT FLOWERING?

Posted: 11/06/2015 at 08:53

Ours didn't flower this year either. We usually only get one flower anyway, but this year the bud stayed tiny then just died 

A couple of plants to identify

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 18:35

First could be centaurea

Plants needed for heavily shaded area under fir trees

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 15:17

Wow that looks awesome. I will definately try to seek out some Bevan's variety. Great ground cover. Just what I need.

Plants needed for heavily shaded area under fir trees

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 17:42

Is the white one 'White-Ness'? Looks pretty. Will keep an eye out when next at the garden centre 

Plants needed for heavily shaded area under fir trees

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 17:41

WillDB that patch looks lovely. G. macrorrhizum still looks a bit weed-like to me but I guess that means it will spread easily which is what I need! Macrorrhizum is a long word nut!! 

 

Plants needed for heavily shaded area under fir trees

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 12:21

Thanks WillDB. Excellent ideas. I never thought of geraniums there, I love them. I also love Japanese anemones. Quite happy for them to become invasive!

MrsGarden, I like pulmonarias although they don't seem to have done very well anywhere in my garden! Lords and Ladies, I have some of those, they do ok but are quite delicate and susceptible to dog damage! No idea what Lamina is!

Nut, is Geranium macrorrhizum a weed?, then again Pentaglottis sempervirens could be called as one too but its very pretty.

Think I might get Mr Finch to cut back some of the lower tree branches to give the plants more of a chance 

Plants needed for heavily shaded area under fir trees

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 08:46

Thanks for the suggestions. Its not that dense, it does get some light but just minimal sun. The plants that are there look pretty ropey! I will try periwinkle, that's the kind of thing I'm after... any others similar?

Plants needed for heavily shaded area under fir trees

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 11:41

Oops, sorry its not new any more, been here 3 summers now! Sorry, will update profile.

Thanks for the ideas though... I don't really want any shrubs there but will look at the other ideas. 

 

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Help identifying needed  
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Anyone know the name of this?

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